Dean Smith and John Terry will face a tough task to right the ship at Villa, after a tough run of games under Steve Bruce.
The former Brentford man was appointed on Wednesday evening, after Villa agreed on a compensation fee with the Bees.
John Terry will make his return to Villa as Smith’s number two, with the former Chelsea and England defender taking up his first role after his retirement from playing.
Smith will be expected to get Villa firing again, and get some early wins under his belt to get the Villans back to the top flight.
Here, we look at several things Dean Smith and John Terry will have to do to stop the rot at Villa Park.